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19 - 21 February 2020 - Auckland

We are proud to announce the eleventh OWASP New Zealand Day conference, to be held at the University of Auckland on Friday, February 21st, 2020. OWASP New Zealand Day is a one-day conference dedicated to information security, with an emphasis on secure architecture and development techniques to help Kiwi developers build more secure applications.

There will be three streams throughout the day. The first stream will include introductory talks on application and information security topics, as well as on policy, compliance, and risk management. The second stream will primarily address deeper technical topics. The third stream - new for 2020 - will include talks on OWASP Projects and Tools, presented by leaders of and contributors to those projects.

Who is it for?

Conference Structure

Date: Friday, 21 February 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE

The main conference is on Friday, the 21st of February, and will have three streams throughout the day:

Stream One:

Stream Two:

Stream Three:

As a new feature for 2020, we have added a vendor exhibition area in the lower-level lobby. Representatives from each of our Premier Sponsors will be on hand throughout the day, to answer your questions about their products and services. There will be door prize drawings at the Closing Session on Friday. To qualify for the drawings, you will need to visit with each sponsor during the day, and have them stamp your entry card.

Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce that Jim Manico, founder of Manicode Security and a co-leader of the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS), Top Ten Proactive Controls, and Cheat Sheets Projects, will present our opening keynote, entitled “The Abridged History of Application Security.”


In addition to the main conference on Friday, we are pleased to be offer training opportunities on Wednesday and Thursday, at the same venue. Course details can be found on the Pre-Conference Training page, and you can register for training on EventBrite (CLOSED).

Training Fees: $1250.00 for two-day sessions; $625.00 for one-day sessions; $325.00 for half-day sessions (plus EventBrite fees)


The eleventh OWASP New Zealand Day will be happening thanks to the support provided by the University of Auckland, which will kindly offer the same facilities as those we used in previous years. The main conference will continue to be free, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

For any comments, feedback or observations, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Registration opened on 15 December 2019.

To register for the main conference, visit the OWASP NZ Day 2020 Registration Site on EventBrite. Walk-in registrations will be accepted only if the conference has not reached capacity.

Registration for Pre-Conference training is now open, and will close on 12 February, or when all seats are sold. To reserve training seats for you and your team, visit the Training Registration Site on EventBrite. For more information on the training classes offered, visit the Pre-Conference Training page.

Please join our low volume Google Groups mailing list to be notified as further schedule information becomes available, and/or follow us on Twitter (@owaspnz).

Important Dates

Places to Eat and Drink on the Day

The University has published a handy, updated map, to help you find places to eat around campus.

Some of the options available:

Conference Venue

Owen G. Glenn Building, Univ. of Auckland School of Business Lecture Theatre during OWASP NZ Day

The University of Auckland School of Business
Owen G. Glenn Building (OGGB)
12 Grafton Road, Grafton, Auckland
Map: Google Maps

Stream One: Level 1
Room: 115 (Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium)

Stream Two: Level 0
Room: 098 Lecture Theatre

Stream Three: Level 0
Room: 051 (OGGB 5)

Conference Sponsors

For more information on our Premier Sponsors, please visit our About Our Sponsors page.

Conference Host

University of Auckland Business School

Platinum Sponsors

Logo - Insomnia Security Specialists Logo - Lateral Security

Gold Sponsors

Logo - Auth0 Logo - Aura Information Security Logo - Checkmarx
Logo-Internet NZ Logo-Quantum Security Logo-ZX Security
Logo-SEQA Logo-Snyk Logo-Secure Code Warrior

Silver Sponsors

Logo-F5 Networks Logo-Flux Federation

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